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					               Welcome!
Faculty of Engineering Technology
                 (CTW)

      Civil Engineering and Management
   Construction Management and Engineering
         Industrial Design Engineering
            Mechanical Engineering
        Sustainable Energy Technology
                  Programme
    • Organization
    • Practical Issues
    • Rules, complaints and counselling




     http://www.utwente.nl/internationalstudents/preparing

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          Study in Holland
•   For all international students @ CTW
•   Voluntarily
•   Informal
•   Discussions on common issues,
    observations and experiences

• Sign up and/or send an email:
  j.g.ferwerda@utwente.nl
         Engineering Technology

       Support Staff                  Scientific Staff

    - Programme Director             Department/chair:
    - Student Administration (BOZ)   - Secretary
    - Academic counsellor            - Professor
    - Internship coordinator         - Associate Professor (UHD)
    - Student Mobility Centre        - Assistant Professor (UD)
                                     - Staff member (education/
                                       research)
                                     - PhD-student (AIO / OIO)




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        Student Administration (BOZ)
    •   Organization of all education activities
    •   Administration of education activities
    •   Schedules
    •   Opening hours for students
         – Tue-Thu, 9:00 – 10:00

    • Location:
           CEM/CME:      HR Z-202
           IDE/ME/SET:   HR Z-206


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          Student webinformation
          Engineering Technology
    •   www.utwente.nl/cem   CEM
    •   www.utwente.nl/cme   CME
    •   www.utwente.nl/ide   IDE
    •   www.utwente.nl/me    ME
    •   www.utwente.nl/set   SET

    Some information may not be in English
     

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           Classes/class hours
    Schedule/Timetable = Rooster

    Lecture              –   Hoorcollege (HC)
    Seminar              -   Werkcollege (WC)
    Excursion            -   Excursie
    Assignment           -   Practicum (PR)
    1+2   8.45-10.30 hrs.
    3+4   10.45-12.30 hrs.
    6+7   13.45-15.30 hrs.
    8+9   15.45-17.30 hrs.

    Evening classes are possible, but not used so far
7   Breaks 10-15 minutes
      Timetable example
• See website www.utwente.nl/cem
                      Grades
    • 1-10 (very poor - excellent)
      ’10 is for God, 9 is for the teacher’
    • Average just under 7
      > 5.5 => passing grade
    • In case of a resit of an exam: the last
      obtained grade is the valid grade
    • It is not (very) common to retake exams
      for which you scored a passing grade
      the first time
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           Educational system
     •  Characteristics:
       – Student-centred: stimulating
          development of own opinion, initiative
          and (self)reflection
       – Problem-based learning
       – Teamwork
     • MSc-programmes of Engineering
        Technology are research masters  MSc-
        thesis project at least 30 EC
     • See also www.nuffic.nl
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          Student-staff relation
     • Direct, informal, but be aware!
       – Ask questions, take initiative, but do not
         nag
       – Formulate your opinion but base it on facts
       – Only use first names when you are given
         permission




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        UT Educational software
                a.k.a. ‘Web applications’

     • Enrolment for courses via Blackboard.
     • Registration for exams via OSIRIS (or via
       Blackoboard in case of multiple exams for
       one course).
     • Exam results officially published via Osiris:
       results via Blackboard are prelimenary!
     • Course information via Osiris
     • Schedules/timetables via website
     • Announcement (Onderwijsmededelingen) via
       website
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                      Manuals
• Manuals for all educational /
  administrative software modules can be
  found found at:
 http://www.utwente.nl/onderwijssystemen/en/about_the_applications/
         Learning environment
     • Blackboard: electronic learning
       environment see blackboard.utwente.nl
     • Books: with discount via student
       association
       – ConcepT        CEM/CME
       – Daedalus       IDE
       – Isaac Newton   ME/SET
     • Readers via Union Shop (Bastille)


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                          Computers
     • ICT Service Centre www.utwente.nl/icts
     • Notebook Service Centre
       http://www.utwente.nl/icts/en/studenten/eerstejaars/

     • Be aware for RSI (see
      http://www.utwente.nl/icts/en/nsc/support/tips/gezondwerken.doc/)




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                         Rules
     • Studentcharter (StudentenStatuut): see
       educational programme website
     • Additions and changes via announcements
       (= onderwijsmededelingen)

     Focus points:
     • Pass/fail regulations
     • Fraud / plagiarism (especially in relation to
       assignments)

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         Complaints (education)
     • Via the teacher
     • Via the Programme Director
     • Via the Educational Committee of the student
       association

     • Educational Committee
       (Opleidingscommissie (OLC)) (programme
       and course content)
     • Examination Board (Examencommissie)
       (exams)
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            Complaints (other)
     • Faculty Coordinator International
       Affairs: Jelle Ferwerda
       – Room Z212, J.G.Ferwerda@utwente.nl
     • International Office




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                  Counselling
     • Tutor (member scientific staff): programme
       arrangements
     • Academic counsellor: personal problems,
       ‘’interface’’ to examination board
     • Student Counselling Service (= Bureau
       Studentenbegeleiding) (counsellor and
       psychologists): financial issues, courses,
       therapy
     • Also: parents, house mates, partner, friends,
       church
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      Counselling international
             students
     • Student Mobility Centre CTW
        – Faculty Coordintor International Affairs
        – Programme related issues
        – Personal problems

     • International Office
        –   Visa
        –   Housing
        –   Scholarship
        –   Meet & Greet


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               Not only studying
     •   Living on your own
     •   Sport and cultural associations
     •   Part-time jobs
     •   Extra curricular activities

         For your development as a true
         academic extra curricular activities can
         be very important
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         Websites + phone numbers
     •   www.utwente.nl/studenten (portal My University)
     •   www.utwente.nl/ctw
     •   www.concept.utwente.nl
     •   www.isaacnewton.utwente.nl
     •   www.daedalus.utwente.nl
     •   http://www.utwente.nl/so/studentservices (053-
         4892124)
          – admission
          – enrolment (registration)
     • http://www.utwente.nl/so/studentenbegeleiding (tst 053-
       4892035/2036)
          – counsellor
          – psychologist
     • http://www.utwente.nl/so/en/internationaloffice
          – international office  visa and housing



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            Contactperson per
               programme
     • Overall International: Jelle Ferwerda (Horst
       Z-212, international)
     • CEM/CME: Annet de Kiewit (Horst Z-218)
       Jolanthe Schretlen (Horst Z-222,
       international)
     • IDE: Thonie van den Boomgaard (Horst Z-
       210)
     • ME/SET: Genie Stoffels (Horst N-232,
       Dutch), Dorien van de Belt (Horst W-204,
       international)


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